A gap year program to grow your network and shape your future.
Welcome to the GVSU Momentum program for admitted/registered Fall 2020 first-year and transfer students who have chosen to withdraw from their first semester at Grand Valley State University because of the pandemic.
The program is a credit-bearing personal development experience offered within a fully online and self-paced framework, supported by a dynamic community of students, faculty, and staff.
Withdraw must have taken place before 5 p.m. on September 4.
Gap Year Grant
By choosing to participate in the GVSU Momentum program, you will be a part of the program inaugural cohort that will receive Gap Year Grants.
Gap Year Grants are awarded to cover the full cost of up to two credits for those who apply and submit a $100 non-refundable program fee by October 15.
The grant values range between $557 and $1,168 (in-state) or $792 and $1,636 (out-of-state) depending on the selected 1-2 credit experience.
Application/Program Fee Deadline: October 15 to qualify for the Gap Year Grant
Start Date: October 19
End Date: December 19
Program Fee: $100 non-refundable program fee (covering mentoring, guidance and materials) at the time of application.
Credits: Gap Year Grant covers up to two credits for non-degree seeking students, with awards of up to $1,168 (in-state) or $1,636 (out-of-state).
No books or additional materials required!
Personalize Your Path
Choose One Or Both
The GVSU Momentum program lets you personalize your path. Engage in courses to leverage your knowledge and lived experiences to enhance your path forward and grow your curiosity for new learning opportunities.
Choose from one or both career and network path experiences. Each course section is online, self-paced, and specifically for GVSU Momentum program participants.
BUILDING CAREER NETWORKS
US-102 Career Education
INT-380 Building Career Networks
Enhance Your Community Connection
YOUR PERSONAL LAKER NETWORK
Grow your personal Laker network with peers and experts across the university who are invested in your life and learning journey. All personal development paths are anchored by these virtual opportunities to engage with your collective GVSU Momentum cohort.
VIRTUAL SUPPORT OPPORTUNITIES
Lakers view mentoring as an important aspect of advancing the Laker Effect, the collective impact of the Grand Valley community on individual students and beyond. Your assigned mentor is your go-to guide, providing unparalleled dedication and active support. They will check-in with you to make sure that you have what you need to be successful in your selected path.
Grand Valley’s liberal education focus emphasizes critical thinking, creative problem solving, and cultural understanding — preparing students for life in a fast-changing society. These live interactive workshop sessions, open to all participants, mentors, and instructors, provide a sampling of activities, tools, and resources to apply your current real-world learning toward your personal goals.
Your Return on Investment
When you return to Grand Valley as a full-time, degree-seeking student:
- Your credits apply toward the minimum 120 semester hours needed to graduate.
- Therefore for your $100 program fee you will gain the tuition value equivalent of up to $1,168 (in-state) or $1,636 (out-of-state).
- You will also have the value of extensive support and coordination of your career and academic plans.
Expedited re-enrollment and immediate registration for Winter 2021.
Supporting Your Full-Time Return
Participants that choose to return as full-time, degree-seeking students for Winter 2021 or beyond will not need to reapply for undergraduate admissions.
If you are returning and already registered for Winter 2021 your courses will be held for you.
Those who need to register for Winter 2021 courses can do so immediately. Your previously determined financial aid will remain for Winter 2021.
Get Started Today!
To participate and receive the Gap Year Grant, submit your GVSU Momentum program application and $100 non-refundable program fee by October 15.
No additional federal or state financial assistance will apply. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for questions or assistance at (616) 331-3234 or [email protected].
GVSU Momentum Questions? [email protected]
You will be automatically registered as a non-degree seeking student in your selected course(s) within 48 hours of submitting your GVSU Momentum program application and $100 non-refundable program fee.
Use your GVSU Network ID and password to view your courses and account statement in the myBanner registration system.